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Welcome to STADIO SPEAKS, the podcast brought to you by STADIO Higher Education that delves deep into the wealth of expertise within our esteemed institution. Join us on this captivating journey as we showcase the brilliance and insights of our diverse team members across various fields and disciplines. In the heart of South Africa, STADIO is a hub of knowledge, innovation and excellence. Our podcast, STADIO SPEAKS, serves as a platform to share the profound experiences and knowledge of our experts with the world.


From the dynamic world of business and entrepreneurship to the intricacies of fashion, education, technology and more, STADIO SPEAKS will provide you with a front-row seat to the minds that drive progress and change in these fields. Expect insightful discussions, thought-provoking ideas, and engaging conversations that offer a deeper understanding of the professional journeys, challenges and triumphs of our STADIO HEI experts. Whether you are a student seeking inspiration or a curious mind eager to expand your knowledge, STADIO SPEAKS promises to be your gateway to the insights that shape our world.


Tune in to STADIO SPEAKS and let us take you on an enriching journey through the diverse expertise within STADIO Higher Education. Stay curious, stay informed and stay inspired with STADIO SPEAKS.


STADIO Speaks is produced by Samantha Edmonds, shot, recorded and edited by Luntu Ndzandze and presented by Kanyisa Gqoli. 


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Episode 4 - STADIO Speaks: Journey of Inspiration: Unveiling the Heart of Teaching with STADIO School of Education students - Carla & Micaela

Join us as we delve into Carla and Micaela’s profound narrative, tracing their passion for education and the pivotal moments that shaped their journey into becoming teachers. In an insightful
conversation, Carla and Micaela sheds light on the significance of studying education, emphasising the transformative power teachers hold in shaping young lives and contributing to society.

Discover the valuable lessons they have learned, the teachers who've impacted them and their vision for using AI in education.

Tune in for a heartfelt message of encouragement to all education students as we end off World Teachers' Month. 

Episode 3 - STADIO Speaks: Unveiling the Visionary Marketer - Atelisha Harilal

We are thrilled to introduce episode 3 of STADIO Speaks, where we delve into the dynamic world of marketing, education and leadership. In this episode, we are honoured to feature Atelisha Harilal, the Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment at STADIO.

STADIO Speaks is your gateway to exclusive conversations with visionary leaders, exploring their career journeys, insights and the strategies that have driven their success. Atelisha Harilal's episode promises to be a captivating exploration of the ever-evolving field of marketing in the education sector.

Episode 2 - STADIO Speaks: Unveiling the Mind of STADIO Chief Financial Officer - Samara Totaram

In this episode, Samara provides a deep dive into her role as CFO, discussing the intricacies of financial leadership, effective decision-making and the evolving landscape of corporate finance. She offers practical advice for aspiring financial leaders, talks about her approach to balancing responsibilities and reflects on the importance of fostering a collaborative work culture.

Tune in to STADIO Speaks to listen to this enlightening episode. Gain valuable insights into the world of finance, leadership and success as Samara shares her experiences and expertise.

Episode 1 - Introducing STADIO Speaks: A journey with Zola Budd

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest podcast series, STADIO Speaks, featuring none other than the legendary runner, Zola Budd. As we delve into the world of athletics, personal triumphs and inspiring stories, we invite you to join us on this captivating journey.
In this episode, Zola opens up about her early days of running barefoot, her record-breaking achievements and the challenges she faced throughout her career. She also reflects on the importance of perseverance, the power of self-belief and the impact of her experiences on her life beyond the track.